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Rail: More efficient transport will reduce logistics costs and boost trade

by Raymond Mah, Gan Chong Chieh
China’s high-speed trains have been sold to 102 countries and regions. $18 billion worth of high-speed rail-related agreements were signed last year alone, up 40 percent from a year earlier.
A big part of this push to build more state-of-the-art rail infrastructure is the result of the ambitious Belt and Road…

SEA Games 2017: 3 Sports Law issues you may wish to know about

by Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Justine Tong
Every two years, South East Asia hosts a regional sports carnival better known as the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The Southeast Asian Games originated from the South East Asian Peninsula Games (SEAP Games). The SEAP Games was conceptualised by Luang Sukhum Nayaoradit, former Vice President of the Thailand…

Companies Act 2016: Effective 31 January 2017

In accordance with the federal gazette issued on 26.1.2017, Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will be implemented effective 31st January 2017 (with the exception of section 241 and Division 8 of Part III). Download Companies Act 2016 here.
To facilitate the…

Axiata Arena

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim
 
Alongside the growth of the sports industry in recent times, there has been a trend for corporations and individuals of means to invest in sport stadiums through naming rights, a form of collaboration between two parties resulting in a company name being synonymous with a sporting team for…

Sports Law Conference 2016

 
The Sports Law Conference 2016 was held recently at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) on 8 December 2016. MahWengKwai & Associates (“MWKA”) is proud to be associated with this annual event, not only as one of the sponsors, but also having our Partner and Head of the Sports Law Practice Group, Mr…

Construction Adjudication in Malaysia – Faster and Cheaper Dispute Resolution

by Raymond Mah
 
The real estate market and the construction industry are interrelated, with improvements and progress in one having a positive impact on the other. The introduction of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPA Act” or “Act”) represents a significant development in the construction industry. It is hoped by the government and…

Image Rights: Feeding the Hungry Sponsors

by Richard Wee and Samuella Kong
 
Sports has evolved from an extra co-curricular activity to a booming industry over the last 50 years. The sports industry generates large funding and financial turnovers which creates a financial market on its own. In the middle of this entire gigantic industry remains the soul of sports, which is the…

Lim Jo Yan recognised by ALB in 40 under 40 for 2016

 
“In our second annual list, ALB showcases 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region. These are lawyers under the age of 40 who are doing important deals, key disputes and other high-quality work, earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients in the process.
Lawyers were listed based on quality and complexity of…

Sports Doping: Positively Negative

by Richard Wee and Samuella Kong
 
The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone. Once again, the spirit of human passion to achieve greatness and to accomplish what was once deemed to be impossible, has been illustrated repeatedly at the Rio Olympics. In the midst of all this competition, a constant reference to fair play was…

Companies Bill 2015: The Real Estate Perspective

by Lim Jo Yan and Teoh Huei Wen
 
The Passing of Companies Bill 2015
On 4 April 2016, the Malaysian Parliament passed the Companies Bill 2015.The Bill was formulated with an aim to revamp the existing corporate landscape in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 (“Act”), of which some provisions were deemed to be obsolete due to…

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